Twelve Years a Slave Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the slaves in Bayou Bœuf view Lew Cheney?
(a) As a traitor/then a leader.
(b) As a powerful and influential friend.
(c) As a leader/then a traitor.
(d) As a slave driver.

2. What was one thing that slaves who get married at Christmastime had to have in order to take their vows?
(a) The ability to sign their name.
(b) The right type of clothes.
(c) Their owner's consent.
(d) Money.

3. In general, how did Bass view slavery?
(a) Bass viewed slavery as morally wrong in certain circumstances.
(b) Bass viewed slavery as morally right in certain circumstances.
(c) Bass viewed slavery as morally wrong in all circumstances.
(d) Bass viewed slavery as morally right in all circumstances.

4. Overall, what was Epps most concerned about when Solomon fell ill?
(a) Time.
(b) Solomon's health.
(c) His own reputation.
(d) Money.

5. Why was Eliza likely to have suggested to Solomon that he may be better off dead than dealing with Tibeats?
(a) Because Eliza thought that Solomon could not defend himself against Tibeats, Cook, and Ramsay.
(b) Because she had overheard Tibeats say that he planned to kill Solomon.
(c) Because Eliza lived in misery and saw no way out for others or herself.
(d) Because Eliza did not know that Solomon could handle Tibeats.

6. In one word, describe the type of work that Edwin Epps' slave driver did for him.
(a) Efficient.
(b) Deceptive.
(c) Safe.
(d) Reckless.

7. Which of the following critter types was most costly to the planters?
(a) The caterpillar.
(b) The worm.
(c) The red ant.
(d) The termite.

8. What may have been the underlying reason that William Ford was willing to let Mr. Eldret hire Solomon?
(a) He owed Mr Eldret a favor.
(b) He did not have much work for Solomon to do.
(c) He knew that Mr. Eldret would treat Solomon with kindness and fairness.
(d) He knew that Mr. Eldret needed Solomon's help.

9. What was the main contributing factor that led toward the development of a friendship between Mrs. Ford and Solomon?
(a) Mrs. Ford being lonely and Solomon being generous with the time that he spent talking to her.
(b) An act of kindness toward Mrs. Ford by Solomon.
(c) William Ford suggesting to his wife that she be more pleasant toward Solomon.
(d) An act of kindness toward Solomon by Mrs. Ford.

10. What type of sleeping accommodations did Epps provide for his slaves?
(a) A down-feather bed.
(b) A cot and a wool blanket.
(c) None. They would all sleep on the floor.
(d) A wooden plank and a raggedy blanket.

11. Why did Edwin Epps refuse to get rid of Patsey despite being urged to do so by Mrs. Epps?
(a) Becaues the whipping marks on Patsey's back made her appear rebellious.
(b) Because Patsey had a reputation of being lazy.
(c) Because he was afraid that she would turn him in to the Sheriff for having abused her.
(d) Because she was too valuable in the cotton field.

12. What piqued Bass' interest to want to know how Solomon had made his way to Louisiana?
(a) The fact that the Underground Railroad led only from South to North.
(b) The fact that the Underground Railroad had not been built yet.
(c) The fact that Solomon had visited a few cities in Canada.
(d) The fact that Solomon was eager to travel in a northeasterly direction.

13. Which of the following could be viewed as Epps' loss in the course of mistreating his slaves?
(a) A decrease in productivity due to his slaves having been beaten to the point of not being able to work.
(b) Profit loss resulting from the work of his slaves.
(c) Leading his son to believe that he did not have to respect.the slaves--even if they were older than him.
(d) Costs associated with constant leather whip replacements due to heavy use.

14. What was the nature of the meetings that Bass held with Solomon with regard to restoring his freedom?
(a) Illegal.
(b) Secretive.
(c) Typical.
(d) Open.

15. Why did Solomon not want the other slaves to know about his past?
(a) Because he thought that it would take too much time to tell them about it.
(b) Because he did not think that it was necessary for them to know about it.
(c) Because he was afraid that they would tell Epps about it.
(d) Because he did not feel that he had a past that would interest them.

Short Answer Questions

1. The approach toward Solomon by two individuals on the Epps Plantation signaled which of the following?

2. Who was the slaves' best-loved plantation owner in Bayou Bœuf?

3. Who seemed to suffer the most among Epps' slaves?

4. What type of battle did Tibeats perceive himself to be involved in with Solomon?

5. Why did Solomon have a different attitude about working for Judge Turner?

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